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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing some 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus.

The Department of Water and Power's Jeff Bray said Wednesday that a number of valves are still leaking water into the ruptured 30-inch pipe. He says the complex repair operation cannot begin until the pipe is completely drained.

UCLA officials say six facilities were damaged on Tuesday, including Pauley Pavilion, where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton starred. The university says the estimate of the loss is still being calculated.

Despite the rupture, no utility customers are without water.

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